Simon Fraser University won big in its women's basketball season opener at home last Friday.
The Clan overwhelmed neighbouring Douglas College 101-40 in a preseason exhibition game.
Carla Wyman of New Westminster and Erin Chambers led the Clan with a game-high 25 points apiece.
Former SFU varsity player Amonda Francis topped the Douglas scoresheet with 11 points.
Nayo Raincock-Ekunwe, the Great Northwest conference preseason player of the year, led the home team with 13 rebounds and five assists, while adding 16 points.
The Clan put Douglas on its heels early in the match, racing out to a 20-3 lead in the first five minutes of play.
The Clan continued their exhibition schedule, falling to the Division I Washington State University Cougars 67-52 on Tuesday.
Nayo Raincock-Ekunwe led all scorers with 22 points in the game. She also had a game-high 12 rebounds. Erin Chambers tied for second most points in the game with 12.
"We knew how they would play and we did not execute what we wanted to do," said SFU head coach Bruce Langford in a press release. "We outrebounded them big in the first half, which kept us close despite shooting poorly. In the second half, they took it up a notch and we did not respond. We marginally did a better job getting the ball to Nayo, but not enough."
Lia Galdeira led Washington State with 12 points in the contest, while Victoria product Shalie Dheensaw led the Cougars with five rebounds.
As a team, the Clan outrebounded Washington State 38-27, but the Cougars had 17 steals to the Clan's eight. State also had 31 points off turnovers in the game and shot 42 percent from the field.
The lead changed 12 times in the first half with Washington State holding a slim 31-28 half-time lead over Simon Fraser.
The Cougars outscored the Clan 36-24 in the second half to secure the 15-point victory.
The Clan will continue their exhibition schedule on Thursday against another Div. I opponent, the Seattle University Redhawks in Seattle.